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to an end. the extraordinary good that he did lives on. to his family he was a guardian. to america, the defender of a dream. >> after the assassinations, he became the family patriarchç ad eventual become an american political icon. for nearly five decades in the senate, kennedy was the leading voice of his party's liberal wing. at the 1980 convention speech, it was a kennedy classic. >> for all of those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the hobe still lives and the dream shall never die. -- the hope still lives and the dream shall never die. ♪ >> love him or hate him, and there are still some ted kennedy haters out there, it is safe to say that washington will not be the same without him. he died this week at the age of 77 at his home in massachusetts. he was diagnosed with a brain tumor in may of 2008. we knew and he knew that there was no cure, only delaying action. >> there will be again a new generation of americans and i hope rises again and the dream lives on. >> despite his condition, the kennedy made an appearance at barack obama's convention in denv
, for america, the defender of a dream. >> ted kennedy followed his to brothers, jack and bobby into politics, and after their assassinations, he became the family patriarch and eventually a political icon. in nearly five decades in the senate, he was the voice of the liberal party wing. in the 1980 speech, it was a ted kennedy classic. >> for all of those whose careers have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hobe still lives, and the dream john never die. -- the hope still lives and the dream shall never die. ♪ >> love him or hate him -- and there are still some ted kennedy haters out there -- washington will not be the same without him. he died at his home in massachusetts this week at the age of 77. he was diagnosed with a brain tumor in may of 2008. we knew and he knew there was no cure, only delaying action. >> the torch will be passed again to a new generation of americans. the hope rises again endangering lives on. >> despite his weakened condition, kennedy made an appearance at barack obama's convention a year ago and the inauguration in january. he spent his
, the son of one of the wealthy men in america at the time, where did this concern for others me from? >> to whom much is given, much is expected. he joined th senate and hi brother ha just promised a civil rights bil he did n see it through. he was there. ted kennedy ce along at the time that t civil rights movement was at its heig. he was the to see this civi rights legislation moved through,n my opinion, into law. he was a fiter for civil rights than an he remained all the wayhrough. one thingeople do not rember, it was the behind-the- scenes kenny who was really interested in the people. for emple, during the vietnam wawhen they were talking about bringing home -- gettingut of vietnaat the end there was a closed-door briefing and the geral was talkg about how thewere going todo this eaking in tes of uni that woulbe moved between theipeline to gethem out othere. nnedy said, it a minute, general, we are not talking out units or pipelines. we're talking about people. that was the kennedy siature. e really saw the peopleehind the numbers. >>in 1968 he was somewhat ambivalentf the war.
of the wealthas men in america at th time, where did this concern for othercome from? >> to whom much i given, much is expected. he joined e senat and s brother d just promised a civil rights bl. he didot see it through. he was there. ted kennedyame along at the time thathe civil rights movement was at its heht. he was tre to see this cil- rights legislation moved throug in my opinion, into law. he was a ghter for civil rights than d he remained all the way through. one thing people do not member, it was the behind-the- scenes keedy who was really interested in the people. forxample, during the vietnam r when they were talking abo bringing hom -- getti out of vietm at the end. there was a closed-door briefing and theeneral was taing about how ty were going do thispeaking in rms of uts that wod be moved between t pipeline to t them outf there. kennedy saidwait a minut general, we are not talki about units or pipelines. we're talking about people that was the kennedy gnature. he really saw the people behind th numbers. >> in 1968 he was somewhat ambivale of the war. after 1968 h was very much
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on all over america at th week. charle you spend someime at harvd. how much othis is town v gown? a lot of it is. hathe classic elents -- white working-class, the professor of an elite university. but it is the president whon fused racism into this situaon where i do no think it isted, and i ink he is the one at fault. i thi the best comment t of all of ts ishenry gates, who said oicer crowley, whene is not arresting you, a really ni guy. >> the bondin over beer that happen on thursday is probably a good thing. i do think, though, that there was a teachable ment that obama, the conitutional awyer, allowed to pass. there was an oprtunity to talk about the first amendment, police powers and the right of citizens. perhaps that was not t time to do it, but the is a time to do , and that time is now. >> i like tohe comment ofhe woman o actually reported a loed like it might be a break- in. thats all she said. she w completely exonerated by the 911 tapes. she never mentioned ce. her lawyer said, "three gs actedbadly in thi and they ar having a beer at the wte house. the one pern w did not ac
their lives to vote. as terrorist bombings increase in iraq, the maliki government chooses not to ask america for help. the nation loses it two legendary news man, robert novak and don witt. >> the secret is to find people who can tell the story better than you can. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> i am looking for somebody who can tell me if the public option in president obama's health plan is still viable. democratic senator kent conrad says not in the senate. >> look, the fact of the matter is that there are not votes in the united states sena for the public option. there never have been. to continue to chase that rabbit i think it's just a wasted effort. >> after saying last weekend that the rabbit would probably be taken off the table, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius gave the little fellow a new lease on life. >> absolutely nothing has changed. we continue to support the public option. that will help lower costs and give american consumers more choice and keep private insurers honest. >> roger simon, what is the status of the pub
is now two weeks old. the same conversation has been going on all over america. charles, you spend some time at harvard. how much of this is a town vs gown? >> a lot of it. white working class, professor at an elite university. but the president used racism in a situation where i don't think existed, and i think he is the one at fault. the best comment out of all of this was henry louis gates, who at the end said that officer crowley, when he is not arresting you, is a really nice guy. >> let me answer softly. the bonding over. that occurred -- the bonding over beer that occurred is probably a good thing. i think it is a teachable moment that obama, a constitutional lawyer, allowed to pass. it was an opportunity to talk about the first amendment and police power and the rights of citizens. there is a time to do it, and that time is now. >> i like the comment of the woman who actually reported that looked like it might be a break in, and that is all she said. she was completely exonerated by the 91 tapes. she never mentioned race. but her lawyer said, "three guys acted badly in this, and
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